Category: Diy

DIYDIY Gold Sequin Hanger

If you love all things gold, glam, and girly, then this DIY Gold Sequin Hanger tutorial is totally for you!  Whether you need a handcrafted Mother’s Day gift or chic gifts for all of your bridesmaids, these hangers can be used to display your favorite print or poster, or to exhibit your most exquisite dresses. Check out the easy steps below!

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Materials

-Wooden Clothes Hanger with Metal Clips

-9-10 Yards Gold Sequin Ribbon

-Tacky Glue

-Scissors

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Directions

1. Place several inches of tacky glue at one end of the back of the sequin ribbon, waiting five seconds for it to become tacky before applying

2. Starting at one end of the hanger, firmly wrap the ribbon around the wooden part in an inward direction.

3. Continue wrapping the ribbon around the hanger, slightly overlapping each row, until you’ve reached the other end. *TIP: Holding the ribbon taut helps make for an even application and prevents the ribbon from sliding around.

3. Cut a small piece of ribbon and glue it to each the end of the hanger to cover any exposed wood.

4. Let the glue completely dry, and then display your favorite dress or print!

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In no time at all  your closet will be elevated from fair to FAB! 

 

 

BeautyDIY Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter

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Is your skin in need of some serious nourishment from the harsh winter weather? If yes, then give this DIY Lavender Coconut Whipped Body Butter a try, and you’ll feel like you’ve just gotten back from a weekend getaway at a luxury spa! We chose three of the best ingredients for natural skin care that will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.

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Lavender essential oil is not only relaxing but helps clear up acne and breakouts, while vitamin E oil helps add elasticity to give your skin a firmed, toned, and youthful glow. As we’ve mentioned in our DIY Coconut Coffee Scrub Cubes, coconut oil is kind of the holy grail of natural skin care, so of course we chose this as our main ingredient. Take a look at the easy steps below!

 

Ingredients:

-1 cup room temperature organic coconut oil (the coconut oil needs to be in a solid form to be turned into a whipped mixture, so refrigerate until firm if your coconut oil is very soft or liquid)

-10-15 drops lavender essential oil

-1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

-Standing or handheld electric mixer (standing is easier since this has to mix for so long)

-Rubber spatula

-Airtight glass jar

 

Directions:

1. Add the coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E oil to mixing bowl

2. Mix on high speed with metal whisk for 7-8 minutes (scraping down the sides of the bowls with the rubber spatula every couple of minutes) or until a light, airy consistency is achieved and white peaks form.

3. Spoon the whipped coconut butter into an airtight glass jar, and apply anywhere on your body immediately after showering!

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Tip: Your butter might feel a bit moist after whipping it, but it will set up to the correct consistency after a few hours.

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DIYBlooming Monogram DIY

Warmer weather is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a cute and totally chic piece to add to your spring decor, this Blooming Monogram DIY will be a sweet addition! We chose light pink roses, baby’s breath, and tiny white daisies, but feel free to mix and match different flowers for a unique and colorful display!

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Materials:

-Hot glue gun & glue sticks

-Scissors

-Fake flowers of your choice & color

-Can of white spray paint

-Paper mache letter

-X-Acto Knife

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Directions:

1. Using the X-Acto knife, carefully cut the top of the paper mache letter off. Remove the cardboard filling so the letter is empty.

2. In a well-ventilated area apply 2-3 coats of spray paint to the interior and exterior of the paper mache letter, letting each coat dry approximately one hour.

3. Once the paint is dry, remove the flowers from their stems and cut any remaining stem pieces so the bottom of the flowers are flat.

4. Apply a small glob of glue on the bottom of a flower and  place the flower in the paper mache letter. Press and hold the flower down for 15-20 seconds to let the hot glue cool slightly. Repeat this step until your letter is filled with flowers!

5. If you have empty spaces in your letter, you can fill them using individual petals, smaller flowers, or the leaves on the stems of the flowers. Just place them where you would like and apply small globs of hot glue to hold them in place.

6. Let all of your hot glue dry completely and voila!

 

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This blooming beauty will freshen up any space in your home!  What type of flowers will you use?

 

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DIYThe Bradshaw Cocktail Recipe

Named after the beloved show Sex and the City, the Bradshaw cocktail is equal parts sweet and sassy, and all parts sophisticated! Passion fruit liqueur is to thank for this drink’s candy color and flavor, while fresh squeezed lime juice adds just the right amount of zest and complements the citrus undertones in the silver tequila. This simple-yet-feminine cocktail will have you and your girlfriends gossiping for hours!

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Ingredients:

-2 oz Silver Tequila

-1 oz X-Rated Passion Fruit Liqueur

-1 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice

-1/2 oz Simple Syrup

-Lime slices

-Granulated sugar evenly poured onto a plate or saucer

 

Directions:

-Cut a half inch slit into a lime wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass.

-Turn the glass upside down and dip it into the sugar, slowly twisting the glass to ensure even coverage across the rim. Gently shake off excess sugar.

-Add all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well.

-Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

-Best served with your girlfriends over your favorite episode of Sex and the City!

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Which episodes do you plan on watching?

DIYConfetti Dot Phone Case DIY

Freshen up your phone case for spring with this chic, modern, and incredibly easy confetti dot phone case DIY! Blush, black, and metallic gold dots are strewn like confetti across a beige-y champagne case, making for a color combo that is simply to die for! Since you can use any household nail polish, the color combinations are totally endless!

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Materials:

- Beige/champagne colored phone case

- Blush, black, and metallic gold nail polish (We used Licorice, Muchi Muchi, and Good as Gold by Essie)

- Pointed Q-tips

-Scissors

-Disposable trays

-Triple Thick Glaze (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Cut the very tip off  the pointed end of three Q-tips to create a flat, round surface at the ends

2. Starting with light pink, shake the bottle of polish until well mixed

3. Pour a dime-sized amount of polish into a disposable tray

4. Dip a Q-tip into the polish and start to add dots to the phone case. Remember this is supposed to look like strewn confetti, so the more randomly the dots are place, the better!

5. Let the polish dry completely

6. Repeat steps 2-5 with the black and gold polish

7. (optional) After all polish has completely dried spray the case with a thin layer of Triple Thick Glaze. Be sure to do this either outside or in a very well-ventilated area! Let the glaze dry completely before using.

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Love this dotted metallic look? Then check out our DIY Gold Dot Champagne Flutes!